Readers

  • Flipboard buys rival news reader app Zite; deal valued at $60 million 06-03-2014 10:37 AM

    New York: News reader company Flipboard said on Wednesday it has bought rival app Zite from CNN and struck a content partnership with the cable news network. The deal is valued at $60 million, according to the CNN Money website. A CNN spokesman called the valuation "inaccurate" but declined to...
  • A threat to print: digital book formats and availability 20-02-2014 09:37 AM

    It is no secret that bookstores have been in dire straits for quite a while now. With digital books available legitimately and otherwise, the print media is facing an increasing threat of extinction. The fear of oblivion might not be as acute in India, but with gadgets facilitating the easy...
  • Amazon's all-new Kindle Paperwhite goes up for pre-order at Rs 10,999, to ship starting February 4 15-01-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced the launch of its all-new Kindle Paperwhite in India. The device is now available for pre-order at www.amazon.in and begins shipping February 4. The new Kindle Paperwhite features new display technology with higher contrast, the next-generation built-in light and a faster processor. The new top-of-the-line...
  • YotaPhone with dual screens launched; 4.3-inch LCD on front, greyscale e-reader on rear 04-12-2013 02:06 PM

    Moscow: Russian modem developer Yota Devices has launched its first smartphone on Wednesday, hoping its novel double-sided screen will allow it to break into markets in Europe and the Middle East and gain share from rivals. Oil-rich Russia is a major market for foreign handset makers such as Apple and...
  • Amazon reportedly working on next-gen, high-res Kindle Paperwhite 25-11-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: Amazon is reportedly working on a new Kindle Paperwhite, which is likely to be unveiled in the second quarter of the next year. According to a report from TechCrunch, the new e-book reader will come with a high-resolution 300 ppi screen. Apart from a higher resolution screen, the...
  • Kobo launches e-book readers, Android tablet in India at Rs 7,999 onwards 17-10-2013 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: Making a foray into the Indian market, Kobo launched four new devices, including three e-book readers and one Android tablet that is said to be optimised and designed for e-reading. These devices include Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura HD e-readers and the Kobo Arc Android tablet. Kobo...
  • Mumbai world's second-most honest city: Readers' Digest experiment 25-09-2013 11:02 PM

    Would you hand in a lost wallet or would you keep it? According to the results of a new Readers' Digest experiment, Mumbai is the world's second-most honest city whereas more people are likely to hand in a wallet in Helsinki in Finland than in any other city in the...
  • Amazon launches new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader; available online for pre-order 04-09-2013 09:45 AM

    Washington: Amazon is upgrading its Kindle Paperwhite electronic book reader with a sharper display, expanded dictionary and faster computer hardware. A version that includes ads is available for pre-order starting Tuesday for $119 and will begin shipping September 30. Amazon also says that customers will be able to get books...
  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install 28-08-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of Android, smartphone sales have overtaken that of feature phones. But the sad part is that most users do not make the most of their phones, many are not even aware of how to. There is a lot beyond the social networking, image editing...
  • Dead apps: 10 once-popular Internet services that no longer exist 01-07-2013 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, will finally be shuttered today. Much like Google Reader, the shutdown of other popular Internet services in the past have sparked harsh criticisms from users across the globe. We have witnessed the closure of a hatful of popular...
  • Feedly: The best alternative to Google Reader 01-07-2013 12:52 PM

    New York: On July 1, we say goodbye to Google Reader, a handy tool for bringing headlines and articles from your favourite websites into a single place. With Reader, I've been able to see at a glance all the updates from various news services, blogs and company websites I follow....
  • Google Reader to be shut down today 01-07-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, will retire today and will not be available anymore. Google announced in March that it would close down Google Reader, a handy tool for bringing headlines and articles from your favourite websites into a single place, on July...
  • Facebook reportedly working on Flipboard-style news reading app 24-06-2013 08:46 AM

    New Delhi: In the wake of growing popularity of news reading apps like Flipboard and Pulse, Facebook is also planning to come with a similar app. According to a WSJ report, Facebook has been working on this project for over a year, which means that the social media giant had...
  • Review: Feedly, the best Google Reader alternative 20-06-2013 01:17 PM

    New York: On July 1, we say goodbye to Google Reader, a handy tool for bringing headlines and articles from your favourite websites into a single place. With Reader, I've been able to see at a glance all the updates from various news services, blogs and company websites I follow....
  • Amazon to launch Kindle range of products in India 13-06-2013 05:58 PM

    Mumbai: Online retailer Amazon, which recently announced its foray into India, said today it will introduce its Kindle range of products, including Fire and Paperwhite in the country by the end of this month. World's best-selling e-readers Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite are coming to Amazon.in, making it easier than...
  • LinkedIn to acquire e-reader company Pulse for $90 million 13-04-2013 10:49 AM

    California: Professional networking website LinkedIn is paying about $90 million to acquire Pulse, which makes an e-reader platform used on mobile devices. More than 30 million people worldwide use Pulse's e-reader applications on devices running both Apple and Android-based operating systems. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2010 by...
  • Google Reader to be shut down on July 1 14-03-2013 11:16 AM

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  • E-readers grapple with a future on the shelf: Analysis 29-10-2012 11:40 AM

    Singapore: Amidst our growing love affair with the tablet, spare a thought for its increasingly shelfbound sibling: the e-reader. Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Barnes & Noble Inc's Nook. After five years of heady...
  • Chapters and the length of the novel

    Imagination To Ink |  Dr Manjiri Prabhu
    Today, let's talk about the Beginning, Chapters and the length of the novel. I think by now everyone knows that the first page ...

  • eBook pirates cash in on Kindle boom 03-01-2012 11:42 AM

    London: Increasing sales of eReaders is good news for Amazon, which produces the best-selling Kindle and collects 30 per cent of the price of downloaded books. But profits could be hit by the sheer number of pirate eBooks available for free download. Just as pirates and websites, including Napster, undermined...